Advanced Chaff Technology

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed an Advanced Chaff Technology to safeguard the naval ships against enemy missile attack. It is another step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat. Advanced Chaff Technology About the Technology: Chaff is an electronic countermeasure technology used by militaries worldwide to protect naval ships or other sensitive targets from radar and radio frequency (RF) guiding mechanisms of the enemy

Joint Logistics Node

The Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has operationalised the third Joint Logistics Node (JLN) in Mumbai. Other operationalised JLNs are in Guwahati and Port Blair. Joint Logistics Node Significance of Joint Logistics Nodes: These JLNs will provide integrated logistics cover to the Armed Forces for their small arms ammunition, rations, fuel, general stores, civil hired transport, aviation clothing,

Green Initiatives by Saudi Arabia

Recently, Saudi Arabia launched Saudi Green Initiative and the Middle East Green Initiative to combat the threat of climate change. Green Initiatives by Saudi Arabia Background and G20 Summit: One of the main pillars of the Saudi G20 presidency was to safeguard the planet. In 2020, G20 introduced initiatives like establishing a Global Coral Reef Research and Development Accelerator Platform and the Circular Carbon Economy (CCE)

Oxygen Crisis

The Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) crisis during the second wave of Covid surge has been precipitated by a shortage of tankers and the daunting logistics of transportation from distant locations. Oxygen Crisis Liquid Medical Oxygen: It is high purity oxygen suitable for use in the human body. So, it is used for medical treatments. This oxygen provides a basis for virtually

Ct Value: Covid-19 Test

The ICMR (Indian Council of medical Research) has decided a single Ct value cut-off for determining whether a patient is positive for Covid-19. Ct is a value that emerges during RT-PCR tests. All patients with a Ct value less than 35 may be considered as positive while those with a Ct value above 35 may be considered as negative. Ct Value: Covid-19 Test RT-PCR Tests: In an RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription

PowerGrid Infrastructure Investment Trust

The Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) launched its Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) – PowerGrid Infrastructure Investment Trust (PGInvIT). PowerGrid Infrastructure Investment Trust About PGInvIT: This is the first time a state-owned entity (PGCIL) is monetizing its infrastructure assets through the InvIT route. This will be only the third InvIT to be listed in the Indian markets, after IRB InvIT

Armenian Genocide

Recently, the US President officially recognised the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915-16 as an act of genocide. The Armenian diaspora marks 24th April as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. Armenian Genocide Genocide (Meaning): According to Article II of the United Nations (UN) Convention on Genocide of December 1948, genocide has been described as carrying out acts intended “to destroy, in whole or

Project Dantak

Recently, Project DANTAK which is one of the oldest Projects of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) commemorated its Diamond Jubilee in Bhutan. Over 1,200 DANTAK personnel laid down their lives while constructing important infrastructure in Bhutan. Project Dantak About: Project DANTAK was established on 24th April1961. It was a result of the visionary leadership of the third King of

US Supports India in Covid-Crisis

Recently, the Prime Minister of India and US President had a telephone conversation with assurances exchanged on smoothening out issues related to supply chains for vaccines for Covid-19. The telephone call came in the background of not just flagging supply chain issues with the US with regard to vaccines but also the lack of certain resources in India to fight the pandemic, as the

Chandler Good Government Index

Recently, India has been ranked 49th in the Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI). Finland has topped the list. Chandler Good Government Index About: The CGGI is released by the Chandler Institute of Governance which is a private nonprofit organization headquartered in Singapore. The Index classifies 104 countries in terms of government capabilities and outcomes. Each country is measured across over 50 open data points.

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